Cork It! is an innovative new home decor brand lets you make art from old wine corks. It's like Lite-Brite for old wine corks! Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on October 29, 2013.
About this project
CorkIt! is an innovative new concept in home decor item that allows you to display your used wine corks in different patterns. The CorkIt! line features a patent pending design that allows for the interactive display of corks and includes wall frames, cylinder vases and a bowl.
The CorkIt! wall frame features a decorative metal grid with openings that easily fit a used wine cork. The grid is framed in a heavy gauge metal to appear like a picture frame and will be finished in a stylish flat black that looks great hanging on your wall. You can place the corks in different patterns or even spell out messages to friends and family. (Think of it like Lite Brite for corks!) When hanging on a wall in your home, it becomes irresistable for family and friends to play with it, moving corks and changing designs and words. It will come in two different sizes 12x18 and 18x24 and include changeable backgrounds in 2 designer colors, Bordeaux Red and Vineyard Green.
The CorkIt! vase features a metal panel with cork sized holes punched out to create a compelling design. Place corks in the holes of the vase to create different patterns, checkerboard, spiral, etc. Place a flameless candle inside to create interesting and ever changing patterns of light. Use colored paper or other items inside to match your decor. Great as a flower vase, wine bottle caddy or as storage for bar tools.
The CorkIt! bowl is unique and versatile. Corks placed in the holes become legs to position the bowl at different angles. Fill it up with more old corks, fruit, holiday ornaments or just about anything!
Because CorkIt! is a never been done before product, these are only prototypes. Kickstarter funding will help build the tooling for final manufacturing and complete the first production run. Tooling and production will take 45-60 days, so we hope to ship your CorkIt! product in December. Be the first to get this unique product and be the envy of all your friends.
Even more back story on CorkIt
The inspiration for Corkit! A piece of old rusty wire mesh fencing...
...plus a bucket of old wine corks...
Inspiration soon turned into concept drawings.
And then spawned our first prototype.
The move to stamped metal over wire saw a marked improvement in the product. The detail of the metal frame adds to the overall aesthetic and makes for attractive wall art.
This design became the final prototype and the model for our production. We reached out to manufacturing partners that Jokari has worked with for the last 20 some years and we soon identified our optimal production partner. A factory that we have experience with and has the size and resources to scale up for everything from one-offs to fulfillment for national retailers. Jim Smith's 28 years experience in bringing concepts to store shelves was vital in identifying and solving any production issues that came our way. Line extensions including vases and bowls, with more ideas on the way, were completed and prototypes fine tuned in the same way. Our factory now stands ready to start producing, shipping is already arranged through our own distribution system, packaging has been designed and everything remains at a state of readiness just awaiting the first order. Thanks for sticking with us through our story and we hope you're ready to help us launch CorkIt! so you can begin creating your own cork art!
Risks and challenges
Tooling designs and production plans have already been completed and sourcing has already been finalized. All that remains is to place the order. We know tooling and overseas manufacturing can meet with unforeseen obstacles that can cause delays. Fortunately we have 40 years of experience in this field, so we are very adept at dealing with these challenges. Any delays to production will be communicated and we will do our best to mitigate.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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